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 Chemistry

Key Stage 5 - Chemistry

The Edexcel International A’Level Chemistry has two related components – the AS level Chemistry qualification and the A2 level Chemistry qualification. Completion of both components leads to the A’Level Chemistry qualification. 

 

Each student will study the following areas of Chemistry:

 

AS

·         Stoicheometry

·         Energetics

·         Atomic structure and Periodic Table

·         Bonding

·         Organic chemistry

·         Intermolecular forces

·         Redox

·         Kinetics 

A2

·         Rates

·         Equilibria

·         Further organic chemistry

·         Transition metals

·         Organic Nitrogen chemistry

·         Practical laboratory skills

 

The aims of the course are to enable students at MIS to develop:

 

·         an interest in, and enthusiasm, for chemistry including developing an interest in further study and careers in chemistry

·         an appreciation of how society makes decisions about scientific issues and how the sciences contribute to the success of the economy and society

·         a deeper understanding of the skills, knowledge and understanding of How Science Works

·         essential knowledge and understanding of different areas of the subject and how they relate to each other.

 

Method of Assessment

 

Students will be assessed on their knowledge of both theory and practical skills at AS Level in three papers as follows:

 

Unit 1 : The Core Principals of Chemsitry

Weighted at 40% of AS marks and 20% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

Unit 2 : Application of Core Principals of Chemistry

Weighted at 40% of AS marks and 20% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 30 minutes

 

Unit 3 : Chemistry Laboratory Skills 1

Weighted at 20% of AS marks and 10% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 15 minutes 

Students will be assessed on their knowledge of both theory and practical skills at A2 Level in three papers as follows:

 

Unit 4 : General Principles of Chemistry 1

Weighted at 40% of A2 marks and 20% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 40 minutes

 

Unit 5 : General Principles of Chemistry 2

Weighted at 40% of A2 marks and 20% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 40 minutes

 

Unit 6 : Chemistry Laboratory Skills 2

Weighted at 20% of A2 marks and 10% of A’Level marks

Written examination of 1 hour and 15 minutes

 

Careers

 

Students who complete the course successfully will have an excellent grounding in Chemistry which will prepare them for further study of Chemistry at A’Level and beyond. This course develops thinking skills that are valuable in any career but which will be of particular relevance in a wide variety of careers including, but not limited to:

 

·         Chemical engineering

·         Industrial chemistry

·         Product development

·         Forensics

·         Food chemistry

·         Pharmaceuticals

Science Chemistry AS Level Download 2016

Science Chemistry A2 Level Download 2016